Friday, May 25, 2012

HUD Proposes Rule to Prohibit Housing Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

24 CFR Parts 5, 200, 203, et al., Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs—Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity; Proposed Rule.

Associations, community leaders and managers are often the target of housing discrimination claims.  It is against Colorado law to discriminate against anyone with respect to sale, rental or terms and conditions of housing based upon race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

New HUD rules would expand the categories of persons entitled to protection on a federal and sometimes state level, depending on the program.  HUD seeks to clarify that housing cannot be denied based on marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and, further, specify that all eligible families will have the opportunity to participate in HUD programs.

This blog is not intended to be specific legal advice. It only provides general legal information. You should consult a licensed attorney if you have a legal issue.

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